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A Book is a wonderful holiday gift to give to somebody who enjoys reading. And a book is certainly a gift that keeps on giving! No matter who is on you holiday shopping list this year, you are certain to find a book for everyone!
Below are a few of my favorite Gift Picks from Agate:
For the True Crime Aficionado
The Leopold and Loeb Files by Nina Barrett
A stunning history of Chicago's 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case, told chiefly through a rare collection of primary source material, including court transcripts, psychological transcripts, evidence photographs, and more.
Hardcover | $35 | 7.5 x 9
For the Royko Fan
The Best of Royko by Mike Royko
A new collection of columns by legendary journalist Mike Royko from his years at the Chicago Tribune.
Hardcover | $28 | 6 x
For the Instagram Guru
A rare collection of photographs from the Chicago Tribune's underground vault, curated for the popular @vintagetribune Instagram account. Yes, there are cats. Everything you ever wanted to know about Chicago.
For the Activist
An inspirational, practical guide on why we need to elect the first Madam President in 2020 with action items all of us can take to help get us there. This might be the perfect gift for those who love to talk non-stop about politics. This book will be a great conversation starter.
For the Sports Fan
Chicago Tribune Staff
A decade-by-decade team history of the Chicago White Sox from the Chicago Tribune comprising essays, original reporting, archival photographs, and various memorabilia. Hardcover. I could picture a Chicago White Sox fan treasuring this trove of baseball treasures
For the Nonfiction Lover
A rich new memoir about one girl's experience in the US foster-care system and how she emerged not only to survive, but to flourish.
This book is a very interesting, but very sad read about the life of a foster girl who was abandoned whose journey through bleak and unloving foster homes came close to destroying her, but instead helped her find her voice.
Perfect Gift Books for Kids from Candlewick Press
Who is on your list this year? Candlewick Press has something for every reader on your list! Here are a few of my son, Braxton's holiday favorites!
For kids dying to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree:
For families excited to pick a tree together:
For young dancers seeking a new spin on their favorite ballet:
For readers of all ages wanting to revisit a true classic:
For the curious ones always asking the Five W’s:
For those seeking wonder and magic:
For craft lovers during the holiday season:
For everyone STILL looking for Waldo:
For more Candlewick books, please visit their website: www.candlewick.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
I have always believed that there is no better gift that you can give to someone than a book. Whether it be for a child or a grown-up, books are the gift that keeps on giving. I still have books that I was given as a child for my birthday, or for Christmas, and they are well-loved. Below, I have compiled a list of some of the best books that I know will make a cherished gift for someone special on your list this year!
For the sports fan!
Decade-by-decade team histories from the Chicago Tribune comprising essays, original reporting, archival photographs, and various memorabilia from Chicago’s most beloved franchises.
For the true crime aficionado!
A visual retelling of the rise and eventual fall of Al Capone—the Chicago gangster, bootlegger, and leader of Prohibition’s most infamous crime syndicate.
For the holiday baker!
A collection of the best recipes from theChicago Tribune’s annual holiday cookie contest, as judged by the newspaper’s award-winning food writers.
For the photography guru!
A powerful and visually stunning photographic collection that tells the dark story of Chicago’s nefarious crime underworld.
For the trivia whiz!
10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything
Mark Jacob, Stephan Benzkofer
A carefully curated collection of fun and obscure facts, covering everything from language and food to politics and war.
For the caffeine fiend!
Craft Coffee: A Manual
Jessica Easto with Andreas Willhoff
This accessible guide to making coffee explores multiple pour-over, immersion, and cold-brew techniques on 10 different devices.
For the history buff!
A Century of Progress
A comprehensive photographic portrait of the second Chicago World’s Fair, a civic milestone forever honored by the fourth star on Chicago’s flag.
For the Chicago enthusiast!
The Chicago Coloring Book
Hours of coloring fun in more than 50 original pen-and-ink illustrations, featuring modern architectural treasures, local icons, and Chicago food and fauna.